Issue 67: Nov/Dec 2011

Meet Buckeye! This delightful Llewellin Setter pup is Bark’s newest cover dog—gracing our newest Nov/Dec issue. Initially, an entry to our smiling dog contest, we fell in love with his sweet face and distinctive black-ringed eye, we think you will too. See more photos of Buckeye and hear his tale of triumph.

Here’s what else the issue has in store for you: choice ideas on ways kids and dogs can spend enriching time together, tips on making sure the baby and the dog’s toy boxes remain separate, behaviorists Karen London interviews a trainer about his work with dogs with high “toy drive” and Patricia McConnell gives us an account of the lessons she has learned from sheepdogs.

Who doesn’t wish for a home away from home when on a vacation? We dig into the newest dog-friendly house-sharing ideas, which may inspire you to pack your bags. We turn the spotlight on an innovative approach to rescue with a story about Unleash Brooklyn, a day care and boarding facility that opens its doors to shelter dogs as well as those with families. And be sure to catch ASPCA president Ed Sayres’ response to a New Yorker article that seems to excuse buying pet-shop dogs. Plus, some wonderful essays—Jeffrey Essmann’s “coming of dog age” piece on Pug love, and an unforgettable love “letter” from Emily Rapp.

We can’t wait to share our latest issue, so enjoy these exclusive previews!

A Nose For Nature: Dogs help wildlife wardens do their job. By Sheila Pell
Under One Roof: Brooklyn day care does double duty as a dog rescue center.
By Kristi Cameron
The Art of Letterpress: Old-school technology, cutting-edge design. By Cameron Woo

Duke: Every child needs a dog. By Bill Henderson
Drawn to Dogs: The awakening of Pug love. By Jeffrey Essmann
Kindred Spirits: Life in the here and now. By Emily Rapp

Chloe Chronicles III: Finding a Name. By Lee Harrington
Dogless in the Desert: Leaving behind a cherished gift. By Jayme Moye

Endpiece: Call of the Wild. By Melissa Holbrook Pierson


[Training] Five Essentials. By Victoria Stilwell
[Health] Learning about MDR1 genes. By Nick Trout, DVM
[Profile] Toy Drive with Mark Hines. By Karen B. London, PhD
[Behavior] Lessons gleaned from sheepdogs. By Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
[Kids & Dogs] Activities for the younger set. By Michael J. Rosen
[Travel] Home Stays and Trading Places. By Lisa Wogan
[Training] Save the Baby’s Stuffies! By Elizabeth Kennedy

[Gallery] Chewed: Scenes from the front lines of the toy wars.
[Author’s Nook] Yannick Murphy interviewed by Claudia Kawczynska
[Book Reviews] The Call, The Dog, Unsaid, How the Dog Became the Dog, All My Dogs, In a Dog’s Heart, Sammy in the Sky

Shelter Puppies; Bad Wrap
Big Number; Mascots—Go Dawgs!
New Movies—Year of the Dog
Pixel Pup Snowy
Home Works
Smiling Dogs
Kit’s Corner, In his own words: Keith Richards; Stumbled upon: Dr. Lee Berger.
Show & Tell

Plus MORE web exclusives!

From This Issue

• Meet Buckeye - Cover Dog: Nov/Dec 2011
• Web Exclusives: Nov/Dec 2011 - Expand your horizons here.
• A Nose for Nature - Dogs help game wardens work
• Bad Wrap - Resist the puppy surprise
• Under One Roof - Dogs come together in a new model for dog rescue and care
• Will Work for Toys - Kong's Mark Hines on toys and training
• Home Sit, Stay or Swap - The offbeat, budget-smart frontier of dog-friendly travel
• Lessons from Sheepdogs - The source of a lifetime of learning
• Tintin and Snowy - Snowy, a digital Wire Fox Terrier, stars in the animated feature The Adventures of Tintin
• Best picks of domestic design - Home Works: Smart Solutions